Dec 5th, 2017
Letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne and Natural Resources from North Grenville Mayor David Gordon We, the Council and residents of North Grenville are deeply concerned about the August 2017 announcement by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) that the Tree Seed Plant in Angus is schedul...
Dec 3rd, 2017
From AWARE Essa and Friends of Utopia Mill and Park Join us at the Essa Administrative Offices, 5786 County Road 21, Utopia ON at 6:00 p.m. on December 6. AWARE Essa will be giving a ten-minute deputation to Essa Council asking for their support for our efforts to keep the Tree Seed Plant open in [&h...
Nov 24th, 2017
AWARE News Network The Ontario Liberals aren’t listening when the top forestry experts in the province tell them that their government has made a terrible mistake in deciding to close the Ontario Tree Seed Facility. These are just a few of the leaders who have written to Premier Kathleen Wynne...
Nov 22nd, 2017
InsideOttawaValley November 20 2017 Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark says plans by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to close the Ontario Tree Seed Plant in Angus puts the future of the Ferguson Forest Centre in North Grenville along with 13 full-time jobs and the more than $1 million it...
Nov 11th, 2017
The OTSP closure is a game changer – with the potential to be a game ender By Barb Boysen and Melissa Spearing Forest Gene Conservation Association Tree seeds are of course critical to future forests. Management of high quality seed of known origin is crucial if our future forests are to withst...
Nov 5th, 2017
by John Edwards Collingwood Connection It appears Simcoe-Grey MP Kellie Leitch will have competition for the Conservative Party nomination for the 2019 federal election. Terry Dowdall, deputy warden for the County of Simcoe and Essa Township mayor, as well as Dr. Gillian Yeates, an OBGYN from Colling...
Nov 2nd, 2017
White spruce cones -AWARE Simcoe photo Note: scroll to end for request for action Letter to from the Forest Gene Conservation Association to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Natural Resources and Forestry Minister Kathryn McGarry Dear Premier and Minister: This is a long letter because the issue is...
Nov 2nd, 2017
Before the clearcutting: Beeton Woods in spring Legal action continues to collect funds regarding effort to save Beeton Woods AWARE Simcoe news release Once again, Simcoe County Council has decided to use its considerable resources to try to extract funds from AWARE Simcoe, a citizens’ group that wor...
Oct 27th, 2017
Nursery owner says more time needed to come up with transition plan by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald The provincial government is receiving major blowback from businesses, industry experts and environmental groups over its plan to close the Angus seed plant next fall. The province has announced it w...
Oct 13th, 2017
-Financial Post photo Planned closing date is too soon – and there’s a core function that can’t be privatized News release from AWARE Essa and Friends of Utopia The audience filled Utopia Hall on October 11 to hear representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry present the busin...